Full Name: Improving Quality and Access to Mother and Child healthcare in Western Province, Zambia II
Durationn: January 2015–December 2018
Western province belongs to the poorest regions of Zambia due to concentration of harsh climate and geographical conditions and isolation of the area during previous regime. It is characteristic of undeveloped infrastructure, long distances and insufficient health care which is in lack of medical personnel, equipment and is not able to provide quality services. The project continues on activities implemented by CCR in 2013-2014 as a part of a project “The Improving Quality and Access to Mother and Child Health Care in Western Province, Zambia I”.
Implementation and Results:
- In total 52 students were enrolled to the Lewanika School of Midwifery and successfully graduated and 12 of midwives’ graduated were employed.
- In 2018 Lewanika School of Midwifery opened 3 years training Direct Entry Midwifery for school leavers and 83 students were enrolled that year.
- Maternity Ward mini-theatre was supported with borehole and two water tanks.
- Ultrasound trainings for Maternity Ward were held regularly every year.
- 6 school clubs and a radio program to raise public awareness on mother and child healthcare issues, including 6 live broadcast with health specialists and its repeats during 2015, 27 discussions in 2016 and 2017, were established.
Czech Development Agency